The Vince Staples Show is an eclectic mix of fire music and the rapper’s distinct personality.
After episode 1 of the “The Vince Staples Show” was released, I watched almost immediately. The production is several seconds over three minutes and features Vince Staples as he prepares for a performance at Malia Obama’s 21st birthday party. After he finds a barbershop that is open on Mondays, a kid walks into the establishment as Staples is getting a haircut and rips his headphones out of his ears.
As “So What”, a Vince-original, blares from his earphones, Staples indulges in a three-on-one brawl that features one heck of a martial arts move right before he steps out of the window.
According to Pitchfork.com, “each episode revolves around a pivotal moment in which a new Vince Staples original song will be released as a stand-alone single.”
That’s so Vince Staples. Both he and Philly native Tierra Whack are two amazing storytellers and have found both creative and attractive ways to embrace their audiences. You may remember “Whack World”, where Tierra kept every track around a minute-long. The audiovisual project was innovative and did not fail to keep us all lyrically entertained. The risk of turning fans off with the 15-minute masterpiece proved worthy.
For many, it was a fresh take amongst a society that operates within the realm of clickbait and has a shorter attention span than a Snapchat video clip. Providing a visual concept to couple his new releases draws an intrigue that discs and an average album on Spotify cannot.
The first episode of “The Vince Staples Show” was written by him and Calmatic, a filmmaker Staples previously collaborated with for the rapper’s “FUN!” video. Calmatic’s ability to take viewers on an exhilarating journey, whether conscious or comical, makes him one of the trending voices behind the scenes.
The show, albeit a quick cinematic experience, is a complex and entertaining visual that has just gotten started.